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    Quote Originally Posted by maeda View Post

    Black Science HC looks tempting, but apart from the stunning artwork, story just didn't do much for me unfortunately
    same, read the first 5-6 issues hoping for a new Fear agent but it was just meh for me. Couldn't relate to anybody, didn't even know who most of the cast was going issue by issue and most of the plot was just "look at this crazy thing we are throwing in".
    Maybe it will read better in big chunks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJulius View Post
    Latest purchases. If The Eternaut doesn't win "Best archival reproduction" at next year's Eisners and Harveys, I'm going to completely lose my faith in these awards:



    oh dear, what's that Don Lawrence Westerns book? Stop buying things because I will want them as well!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    oh dear, what's that Don Lawrence Westerns book? Stop buying things because I will want them as well!!!
    Well, better not look at the publisher's website where there are some amazing editions of British strips, like these:

    https://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/...e_Briton_.html

    https://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/Frank-Bellamy.html

    And you particularly shouldn't look at examples of artwork in, say, "Heros the Spartan" or "Wulf the Briton" like these:

    https://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/Heros27-L.jpg

    https://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/...sWulf260-L.jpg

    I ordered the "King Arthur" collection last night, since new copies can be had for around 1 on Amazon UK. The others, especially Wulf and Heros, I'd love to get my hands on (14 inches tall!), but I overspent a bit on comics recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJulius View Post
    Well, better not look at the publisher's website where there are some amazing editions of British strips, like these:

    https://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/...e_Briton_.html

    https://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/Frank-Bellamy.html

    And you particularly shouldn't look at examples of artwork in, say, "Heros the Spartan" or "Wulf the Briton" like these:

    https://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/Heros27-L.jpg

    https://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/...sWulf260-L.jpg

    I ordered the "King Arthur" collection last night, since new copies can be had for around 1 on Amazon UK. The others, especially Wulf and Heros, I'd love to get my hands on (14 inches tall!), but I overspent a bit on comics recently.
    it's a good thing then you didn't provide any links and I didn't look....oh wait
    how is the storytelling? Never read any British strips except a few Dredd which I didn't like. Oh and also some Doctor Who which was okay but nothing exceptional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    it's a good thing then you didn't provide any links and I didn't look....oh wait
    how is the storytelling? Never read any British strips except a few Dredd which I didn't like. Oh and also some Doctor Who which was okay but nothing exceptional.
    Haven't read any yet, but I'm about to delve into the Don Lawrence book. A clincher is definitely that the artwork looks amazing, plus they seem to be highly regarded e.g. by the folks in the MMW forums. They're just not as well known because they're British and not American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJulius View Post
    Haven't read any yet, but I'm about to delve into the Don Lawrence book. A clincher is definitely that the artwork looks amazing, plus they seem to be highly regarded e.g. by the folks in the MMW forums. They're just not as well known because they're British and not American.
    well, I just bought the King Arthur book (what a surprise) so we shall see hopefully soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    well, I just bought the King Arthur book (what a surprise) so we shall see hopefully soon...
    Just looked a bit more into Bellamy's work: Dave Gibbons, Walt Simonson, John Byrne and Barry Windsor Smith are huge fans and three of those have provided forewords for Heros. This strip has apparently also had an influence on Miller's 300. All in all, this couldn't come with any higher recommendation. And damn. I'm really talking myself into buying it now.

    http://marvelmasterworksfansite.yuku...5#.VmxmOK_GKrU

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    wow, i'm gonna try not to bookmark that bookpalace website

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    Some oversized awesomeness greeted me late Friday. Except for TWD, the rest were blind buys. And, folks, let me tell you that Ragnarok is bad ass! I was a little hesitant. I'm a big Simonson fan, but a lot of the old school creators - Byrne, Miller, Claremont, etc. haven't impressed me these past 10-15 years. Now, that said, this is Thor the way Thor should be. We're talking Simonson writing and drawing his version of the Dark Knight Returns with Thor! The book collects the first six issues of what looks like will be a series. Mycomicshop solicited issue 7 and at the end of this books it says it concludes "Book 1." I got sucked in immediately. I started reading Private Eye, which is great, too, by the way, and for the heck of it decided to read just one issue in Ragnarok. Yeah, right. I read it in one sit-in. I'll post some pics of just that book shortly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomSlick View Post
    Some oversized awesomeness greeted me late Friday. Except for TWD, the rest were blind buys. And, folks, let me tell you that Ragnarok is bad ass! I was a little hesitant. I'm a big Simonson fan, but a lot of the old school creators - Byrne, Miller, Claremont, etc. haven't impressed me these past 10-15 years. Now, that said, this is Thor the way Thor should be. We're talking Simonson writing and drawing his version of the Dark Knight Returns with Thor! The book collects the first six issues of what looks like will be a series. Mycomicshop solicited issue 7 and at the end of this books it says it concludes "Book 1." I got sucked in immediately. I started reading Private Eye, which is great, too, by the way, and for the heck of it decided to read just one issue in Ragnarok. Yeah, right. I read it in one sit-in. I'll post some pics of just that book shortly.


    DSC06462.jpg
    Well, looks like I'm going to have to get Ragnarok then.

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    Well, heck. I'm delighted you liked it.

    Thanks for taking the chance.

    Best/Walter

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    Couple of new Image HC updates on Amazon:

    The Wicked + The Divine: Year One - http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/1632157...6110_AA75_QL70

    Lazarus: The Second Collection - http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/1632157...6110_AA75_QL70

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    Quote Originally Posted by walter simonson View Post
    well, heck. I'm delighted you liked it. :d

    thanks for taking the chance.

    Best/walter
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    Oh my God simonson has been here the whole time!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion564 View Post
    Oh my God simonson has been here the whole time!?
    LOL. Not the whole time. Think of it as a spot check occasionally.

    Best/Walter

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